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In all civilizations, music has played an essential part. Certainly its influence can probe deeply into the human psyche: it can soothe a bad mood into one of peacefulness; it can inflame a person to commit violence; cause gaiety and dancing with its up-beat rhythm; bring listeners to tears with sad melodies. It does not even need words to help it do this, but can, by itself, create dreams and positive concepts, nightmares and negative concepts, taking the imagination of the listener to great heights, or abysmal depths. Together with art and literature, music speaks volumes about the culture by which it was created, ergo, much of it is certainly worthy of preservation for posterity, and for use during the Aftertime.

Passive listening to music can be a great comfort. Like reading a book, listening to a piece of music can act as an escape; and during the after-time there may be much need for temporary respite from the trauma and the changes which the pole shift will bring. However, having said that, this page is much more concerned with the active making of music, the writing of original songs. My advice to every group and community which is forming must be: collect up your song-writers, your musicians, your instrument-makers; for singing in harmony, playing in concert and just plain old improvisation, can bring a joy which can transcend the effects of even the most unbearable of situations ... and into this category definitely falls the pole shift.

In ancient times, and probably still today, men sang while working; now, in our offices, we play our radios while performing jobs we might otherwise find unbearably boring. And in the future times, we must play and sing our way through the bloody and tormented aftermath of the pole shift, and attempt to attain a little peace and harmony, however temporary that may turn out to be.

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